This week we are reviewing our probability. The Gr.7’s and Gr.8’s have a common assignment this week. Complete #’s 1-7.
This week we are doing assignment 7.6 and where we are determining the probability of events. We will do all of this in person in class, however, if you still need some extra help then check out the lesson on this from last year. Students are assigned all numbers in this assignment.
Today we are watching some Mythbusters and looking specifically at how Archimedes attempted to make a death ray using soldier’s shields as reflective surfaces. Do you think it is possible to use the reflected sun as a weapon? Check out the worksheet from class and the episode below. Note: The video watched in class was regular speed and streamed from discovery education (which requires further passwords). However, the video below also has the segments covered in this lesson (but you have to skip through a bit).
This week you will learn how light enters the human eye and is translated into vision. Today we are studying the parts of the human eye. Follow this link to quizlet to study the vocabulary and parts of the human eye. You can also watch the video below, which we watched in class.
We watched this first video to draw and label our own diagrams of the human eye
Then we watched this video to learn more about how the parts of the eye work and to complete our labelling
Then we watched this rather entertaining video that gets more in-depth about how the eye works. It gets more in-depth than we are expecting students to know, but this fulsome information helps us understand how the eye really works, and shares really cool facts to support our learning.
Today we are going to study some of the inventions and technologies of the ancient Egyptians. We will b watching the video below called “What the Ancients Knew – Egypt” and following along with the answer key provided in class (21.01.26 WhattheAncientsKnewTheEgyptiansVideoGuide)
Today we are reading a short story by Ray Bradbury called “Mars is Heaven”. Students are to follow along in reading the story together, watch the video representation of the story, and then respond to the deep critical thinking questions.
Remember: deep critical thinking question require detailed paragraphs that begin with strong topic sentences that state personal opinion and then follow up with supporting sentences that directly talk about what happened in the story that supports your opinion.
Download the story and questions by clicking on the links below.